Tag: Theodore Roosevelt

The Federalist’s New York Correspondent David Marcus joined host Ben Domenech to discuss Marcus’ plans to protest the Museum of Natural History for its decision to remove its statue of Theodore Roosevelt from its steps.

The statue of Roosevelt on a horse next to an African man and a Native American man, Marcus said, represents Roosevelt’s progressive attitude. It shows the late president looking froward to an America in which everybody is treated equal. Modern progressives have gone too far in erasing history through its dangerous removal of statues.

Rob Long is in for Jim again today and he and Greg are tackling three crazy martinis. First, they wade into the fight over the Theodore Roosevelt statue outside New York City’s Museum of Natural History, and Rob offers a deal to those who want to tear it down. They also discuss the drama surrounding the supposed resignation of U.S. Attorney Geoffery Berman, who then said he had not resigned and would not leave, only to be fired the next day. And they weigh in on Brett Favre likening Colin Kaepernick to Pat Tillman because both gave up NFL careers for the causes they believed in.

Quote of the Day: Weasel Words

 

“Weasel words from mollycoddles will never do when the day demands prophetic clarity from greathearts.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Last week I watched a documentary about author Joshua Harris. Harris’s bestselling book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, was a transformational instrument in the lives of many Christians. It promoted courtship over dating and became a counter-cultural norm for many young people navigating the world of love and relationships.

The Corpse at Every Funeral

 

Say a half year back, I put up a series on important figures: usually well known, but not always, from American history. I have a couple more for anyone interested: Teddy and Cal. Today, Teddy. I am far from an admirer of TR’s presidency, but, for the most part, that’s not the point of this series…

Who was Theodore Roosevelt? Think Winston Churchill. No, an evil cloud was not threatening to roll across the land and snuff out America’s very existence, but if it had been, you’d want someone like Roosevelt. Differing geopolitical circumstances aside, the beliefs and careers of the two men traced remarkably similar patterns.

Quote of the Day – The Man in The Arena

 

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

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It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs […]

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This article was re–published a few years ago in Central Utah’s Richfield Reaper newspaper, as a retrospective. I thought it was apropos of some of our recent discussions here. Originally published Saturday, April 29, 1916. Volume XXVII number 21. DEPUTY MARSHAL SHOT IN EARLY MORNING RAID Preview Open

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TJ or TR?

 

JeffersonThe filmmaker Ken Burns has a new documentary coming out this week called The Roosevelts, which profiles Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor. This prompted a discussion on the latest episode of The Thomas Jefferson Hour podcast. Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson (who portrays Thomas Jefferson on the show) also portrays Theodore Roosevelt and has participated in several of Burns’ documentaries, including this latest.

TRThe discussion on the show was about what these two men would have thought of each other. Because Jefferson died 32 years before Roosevelt was born, we don’t know how he would have viewed his fellow president. But since TR wrote plenty and wasn’t exactly shy, we do know what he thought about Jefferson. He was… not a fan.

As TR put it, Jefferson’s “influence upon the United States as a whole was very distinctly evil.” Jefferson’s modesty in foreign policy was not to Roosevelt’s taste. Jefferson believed in limited government, Roosevelt — not so much. Jefferson saw the Constitution as listing what the federal government could do. Theodore Roosevelt saw the Constitution as saying what it couldn’t do.